Digital Transformation Without an Equivalent Security Transformation is Leaving Organizations More Vulnerable 2018 is lining up to be the year of Digital Transformation. Just about every organization looking to remain viable in the growing digital marketplace has some sort of digital transformation in progress or one in the planning stages for this year. These projects range from implementing basic applications to better interact with online consumers, to converging OT and IT networks, or even pushing their entire infrastructure to the cloud.
The vast majority of cybercrime we deal with is opportunistic and automated. It is the domain of criminals trolling for the unaware and vulnerable. They target unpatched systems and vulnerable applications, exploit gullible end users, break through inadequate security systems, and infect people wandering around the web in places they probably shouldn’t go.
The World Economic Forum and other business analysts increasingly recognize that the world is currently undergoing its fourth industrial revolution. The first industrial revolution kicked off in the 18th and 19th centuries with the harnessing of steam and waterpower to replace human labor and mechanize transportation. In the second industrial revolution, assembly line and conveyor belt manufacturing methods enabled mass production, radically increasing the quantities and lowering the price of goods available in the marketplace. From the 1970s to the year 2000, the third industrial revolution’s proliferation of computers and automation technologies revolutionized almost every economic process—from manufacturing, to management, to mass media and entertainment.
Good companies evolve; great companies push the market to evolve. Fortinet has collaborated with a cadre of best-in-class technology alliance partners to produce the industry’s first truly open security framework. The Fortinet Security Fabric is the culmination of technological and partnership initiatives to provide the market with a holistic security strategy designed to solve real-world problems. Today’s announcement expands Fortinet’s robust ecosystem of technology alliances by expanding the functionality of the Fortinet Security...